(July 27, 2008)
Funeral services for Ralph C. Larsen, 89, of Meeteetse, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Oasis Motel Campground in Meeteetse with interment to follow in the Meeteetse Cemetery. He died Sunday, July 27, at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody.
He was born May 5, 1919, in Meeteetse, the son of Henry C. and Helen Augusta Hagbery Larsen. He attended grade school at the Dick Creek School and spent his entire life on the family ranch. He married Janet Baird Sept. 2, 1941, in Billings. She died Sept. 1, 2001.
Ralph served on the board of directors at the bank in Meeteetse and was a member of the Meeteetse School Board from 1947 through 1967. He was a member of the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, the Guardians of the Range, the NRA, and a lifetime member of the Cody BPOE Lodge No. 1611.
He is survived by a son, Melvin Larsen of Meeteetse; daughters Helen Larsen of Powell, Sharon Kruger, Karen Gould and Linda "Abby" Larsen, all of Meeteetse; a brother, Curtis Larsen of Meeteetse, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet, a brother John and a sister, Ethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice in Ralph's memory. Ballard Funeral Home of Cody assisted the family.